2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Singles, Where Boston Ranks and Which New England City is DEAD LAST
November 29th, 2022
NEW YORK - MAY 27: Single New Yorkers mingle during an 8 Minute Dating speed dating event May 27, 2003 in New York City. Speed dating is a trend in New York, pitting dozens of singles together for dozens of short "dates" in an evening. Participants fill out cards if they're interested, and event organizers e-mail any resulting matches. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – MAY 27: Single New Yorkers mingle during an 8 Minute Dating speed dating event May 27, 2003 in New York City. Speed dating is a trend in New York, pitting dozens of singles together for dozens of short “dates” in an evening. Participants fill out cards if they’re interested, and event organizers e-mail any resulting matches. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
If you’re single, you know how hard dating in Boston is. One of the toughest parts of dating as of late is the economy. Many people don’t have the money that they had a year even two years ago. Wallet Hub has put together a list of the best and worst cities to date in 2022. They even went so far as to break down the average cost of a date which is over $90. They broke down several factors when choosing the rankings of the cities on the list. They took into consideration how much of the population is single and the available online dating opportunities. They also took into account the average price for a two person meal. Overall, Boston fares toward the front of the list (best cities) however it did NOT score very well. It’s ranked at #40. They got a total score of 54.76. The reason it scored as low as it did is that Boston came in second to last for economics. There is one New England city that scored DEAD LAST on this list. We will show you and then count down the top 7 best AND worst places for singles in the U.S. below. If you want to see the whole study, you can visit the study on Wallet Hub HERE. Happy dating!
WORST CITY IN AMERICA FOR SINGLES: Warwick, RI
Overall score: 38.68 Economy ranking: 49 Fun and recreation ranking: 128 Dating opportunities ranking: 181
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BEST Cities for Dating #5 Portland, OR
Overall score: 60.32 Economy ranking: 149 Fun and recreation ranking: 13 Dating opportunities ranking: 10
By all accounts, meeting singles in Portland is actually pretty easy. The dating pool is huge, so running into a few singles anywhere you go isn't much of a problem. Where dating gets difficult is that people in Portland have strong personalities and truly individual styles.
BEST Cities for Dating #4 San Francisco, CA
Overall score: 61.53 Economy ranking: 176 Fun and recreation ranking: 1 Dating opportunities ranking: 9
On Feb. 4, 2017, I went out on a first date to Cat Town, the rescue cafe in Oakland. Johnny* was actually as cute in person as he was in his OkCupid profile photos, something I could not say for many other online matches.
BEST Cities for Dating #3 Denver, CO
Overall score: 62.05 Economy ranking: 138 Fun and recreation ranking: 19 Dating opportunities ranking: 3
Dating in Denver is admittedly tough these days, and it doesn't get any easier out in the suburbs either. At first glance, it seems like we are spoiled for choice in the Mile High City when it comes to finding attractive singles.
BEST Cities for Dating #2 Madison, WI
Overall score: 62.82 Economy ranking: 80 Fun and recreation ranking: 29 Dating opportunities ranking: 1
Madison has made quite a name for itself as a city. It seems every time you turn around the town is winning an award for something. In fact, the city's personal website even has a designated page to list their dozens of awards from places like Yelp, Uhaul, National Geographic, and more.
BEST Cities for Dating #1 Seattle, WA
Overall score: 64.77 Economy ranking: 167 Fun and recreation ranking: 7 Dating opportunities ranking: 2
Dating in Seattle can feel like an impossible challenge, especially if you're either new to the city or you're not the going-out type. At first glance, it seems like we are spoiled for choice in cosmopolitan Seattle when it comes to finding attractive singles of nearly every type.
WORST Cities for Dating #7 Winston-Salem, NC
Overall score: 41.57 Economy ranking: 67 Fun and recreation ranking: 135 Dating opportunities ranking: 178